Review: could Lipitor cause Muscle cramps?
Summary: Muscle cramps is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 129,879 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 766 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.
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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,784 Lipitor users)
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 10,823 Muscle cramps patients)
On Jan, 17, 2015: 129,879 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 776 people (0.60%) have Muscle Cramps.
Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramps||5.65%||19.35%||16.94%||16.94%||28.23%||8.87%||4.03% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor * :
|Muscle cramps||59.49%||40.51% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.16%||0.00%||0.00%||4.75%||12.03%||20.89%||62.18% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||4.00%||48.00%||44.00%||4.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle cramps||14.29%||0.00%||85.71% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (91 people, 11.73%)
- Osteoporosis (48 people, 6.19%)
- Ill-defined disorder (43 people, 5.54%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (34 people, 4.38%)
- Hypertension (34 people, 4.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (103 people, 13.27%)
- Norvasc (64 people, 8.25%)
- Prilosec (59 people, 7.60%)
- Forteo (58 people, 7.47%)
- Atenolol (55 people, 7.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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